The Arizona club worked with PHX Architecture to create a state-of-the-art performance facility that provides space to both practice and socialize. “It’s where members can come to improve their game, have fun, learn, hangout, and enjoy the club even more,” says Justin Klemballa, PGA Director of Instruction.
The PHX Architecture design team had a vision to create the perfect environment for everyone at the Paradise Valley (Ariz.) Country Club—from expert golfers to beginner golfers who are just learning to swing the club—and a social ambiance that complimented that of the facility.
Justin Klemballa, PGA Director of Instruction at the club, called the Golf Learning Center a “one-stop-shop and a multi-functional facility that is the talk of the town in the golf community at the moment.” Boasting three hitting bays; two dedicated to lessons and one exclusively for golf club fittings and repair, the GLC is the place to be for instruction and game analysis.
The Putting room combines a moving Zen Putting Green with Putt View and Sam Putt Lab Analysis software, giving insights into a golfer’s short game that can’t be replicated on the course. Plus, the Simulation Bay allows members to play golf courses from all over the world without ever leaving the club, all while getting real-time data on their swing.
Klemballa said he’s simply blown away by the technology and communication tools in the GLC, and believes it makes the Golf Learning Center one of the best in the country.
Lastly, and perhaps most inviting, is the social ambiance of the whole experience. The patio surrounding the building is filled with comfortable seating areas perfect for enjoying a drink or watching golf on the outdoor televisions. It overlooks the driving range and short-game areas and is easily one of the best spots at the facility for a post-round refreshment.
“The GLC is truly a breath of fresh air and delivers the best of the best,” Klemballa said. “It’s where members can come to improve their game, have fun, learn, hangout, and enjoy the club even more. The GLC welcomes members and their guests exclusively to the best private golf learning facility in the valley, and arguably the country.”